FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau, Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles and Fairfield Warde High School’s Save the Children Club recently joined Walgreens staff to help kick-start the national Red Nose Day charitable campaign.
The campaign benefits Fairfield-based Save the Children and other charities fighting childhood poverty.
The groups donned red noses and encouraged all local residents to do the same this spring to support kids in need in the United States and some of the poorest communities in the world. The red noses, as well as new Red Flair merchandise, including red hats, “deely boppers,” bowties, and red noses for cars, are on sale at Walgreens in Fairfield and at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores nationally, leading up to May 26's Red Nose Day.
The inaugural Red Nose Day was May 21, 2015 and raised more than $23 million.
“Americans came together in solidarity around Red Nose Day last year to support Save the Children and other charities fighting childhood poverty, and as a result, 20,000 kids in our programs in Haiti and Bhutan are getting a better education through new lesson plans and teacher training,” Miles said. “It’s a great chance to share a laugh and give further support for our efforts to provide a brighter future to children around the world, and we’re excited to team up with Red Nose Day and Walgreens again this year.”
Tetreau said he was proud to have Fairfield's Walgreens, Fairfield nonprofit Save the Children and students from Fairfield Warde all working to support kids who need it most.
“This is all about raising money and awareness to support kids in need, keep kids safe, keep them healthy, and to help them get educated,” he said.
“Walgreens is proud to be an exclusive retail partner of Red Nose Day,” said Hien Nguyen, the area’s director of pharmacy and retail operations for Walgreens. “We are ready to get seriously silly for a great cause.”
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